"They fell silent and did not at that time tell anyone what they had seen."
In Father's homily this morning he put the words "I don't want to leave here" into the mouth of Peter as he was expanding on the Transfiguration. It touched my heart deeply and I felt I really could cry but was silent because sometimes there aren't any words that express why something or someone is so important.
Maybe it is that sometimes there is so much to say and no words to express the feelings that God gives the gift of silence. I have felt before that feeling of not wanting to leave a place where God has shown Himself to me, wanting to stay forever. Why can't I stay forever? I think that the answer is that the silence in those moments prepares us for the time later to tell what we have seen.
God is so good for allowing those experiences but He allows them for the benefit of others in addition to our own salvation.
“What shall I say? Everything that I could say would fade into insignificance compared with what my heart feels, and your hearts feel, at this moment.” - Pope John Paul II